HKS Appoints Maj. Gen. William E. Rapp as director of National Security Fellows program

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Maj. Gen. William E. Rapp has been named military affairs lecturer and director of the National Security Fellows (NSF) program at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).

Rapp is currently Commandant of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a position he assumed in 2014. Prior to that appointment, Rapp served as Commanding General for National Support Element for the U.S. military in Afghanistan, as Commander of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, and as Commander of the northwestern division of the Army Corps of Engineers.

“General Rapp is an accomplished and respected career military officer, whose addition to our faculty indicates the strong commitment we have as a school to our U.S. military students, their education, and our national security. HKS will benefit greatly from his deep and rich experience as a professional military educator and leader,” said Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship and HKS Academic Dean.

As director of the National Security Fellows program, Rapp will set the strategic direction for the program, which offers a 10-month postgraduate research fellowship for U.S. military officers and U.S. government civilian officials from the Intelligence Community who show promise of rising to the most challenging leadership positions in their organizations. Selection for this program is done by the respective military services and agencies.